75,000 ISLANDERS NOW VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 WITH FIRST DOSE

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75,000 Islanders have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a staggering 62% of the Island’s 16+ population.

Data released by NHS England shows that every 75 to 79-year-old on the Isle of Wight has had their first COVID vaccine (8,434 people), whilst 77.2% (8,258) of those 55-59 have received theirs – the highest level across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability Transformation Partnership.

Approximately 95% of those aged 70 to 74 (10,773 people) and 97.8% (10,340 people) of the 80+ Island population have had the first dose.

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Across the Island’s age groups, 17,525 under 55s, 9,331 60-64s and 9,607 65-69s have been given their first dose so far.

The week’s data (7th-14th March), recorded by the National Immunisation Management Service database, shows 7,825 doses were given. Altogether, 78,121 first and second doses of the vaccines have been given out – 74,268 first doses and 3,853 second doses.

The rollout of the second vaccine is starting to pick up, with 1,813 doses given out in the week ending 14th March.

In the coming weeks, there could be issues in the supply chain of COVID vaccines as NHS guidance has warned of a ‘major contraction’, ‘significantly constraining’ the volume of first doses. However, those due second doses will still get their jab as planned.

Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer both deny that there will be a shortage in supply, raising questions to why the Government have made such claims.

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tom
tom
1 month ago

Fantastic news. And thank you to all the people working on this. You are the best. Have a good summer everyone and stay safe. 🙂

Charles Woodmore
Charles Woodmore
1 month ago

The vaccination centre were well managed, the staff were all friendly and had you back out the door within 10-15 mins.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

Had mine and didn’t feel a thing, only the mild side effects. If your offered one, go and take it up.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
1 month ago

It’s good there are a lot of us who are having the jab, but why are some Hotels still allow people in, today 20/03/2021, I actually saw with my own eyes, someone inside a hotels grounds ( If the echo want the name of it, I will post it here first ) A large car, family getting out of it and unloading suitcases and a member of staff welcoming them…. That’s illegal still.

renfrey ascott
renfrey ascott
1 month ago

We are going to need all the protection we can get now that we are soon
to be visited by mainlanders and second home owners.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  renfrey ascott
1 month ago

drivel – mainlanders and second home owners have been showing up every day in varying numbers irrespective of any lockdown or seasonality….hundreds commute to the island a day for work.

Micky
Micky
Reply to  renfrey ascott
1 month ago

It is getting so boring now the ‘lets blame’ brigade like yourself. Life needs to move on and it will. Stay indoors if you don’t like it and are paranoid.

Flea bag
Flea bag
Reply to  renfrey ascott
1 month ago

Another nasty bigot .

Rebel
Rebel
1 month ago

I’m sorry but to all those people that got vax so they could go on holiday? Ha ha ha ha. You have been played ,again!

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